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John Waters

Posted by Kent Williams | Mar 1, 2011 | Arts & Entertainment

This Filthy World
Friday, April 1 – Englert Theatre

John Waters first became famous–or infamous–for a series of movies that plumbed the depths of depravity and bad taste. Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Desperate Living were about murder, rape, cannibalism, sexual fetishes and an unhealthy affection for eggs. They were also wickedly, deliriously funny. He cast his Baltimore friends in his movies and was lucky enough to have friends like Divine and Edith Massey, who fully committed to whatever awful things Waters dreamed up for them to do. His movie musical Hairspray became a Broadway hit and was re-made with John Travolta reprising Divine’s role.

Waters keeps busy between movies as a writer and performer. His show This Filthy World is a continuously revised and updated 90 minutes of his unique observations on life’s filthier moments. He makes people laugh at unimaginably awful things, but beneath that slightly creepy exterior beats a warm and humane heart.

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